Call for Abstracts

Call for Abstracts

An upcoming special issue of the Journal of Transformative Leadership & Policy Studies will consider the theme: Mentoring Students of Color in Educational Leadership Doctoral Programs.

Guest Editor Mariela A. Rodríguez has issued the attached Call for Abstracts exploring important issues and perspectives related to this theme.


For instance, 

  • What are the most effective ways to support students of color enrolled in educational leadership doctoral programs?
  • How do mentors provide opportunities for doctoral students of color to complete their dissertation research successfully?

This special issue of JTLPS explores insights into mentoring practices that effectively support doctoral students of color in attaining their degrees and in moving into positions in academia as faculty members, into K-20 leadership as practitioners, or various other professional jobs. Socialization into doctoral education supports student retention and completion. Such socialization practices include mentoring relationships that provide opportunities for doctoral students of color to navigate the process of doctoral study and research. Thus, manuscripts co-authored by mentors with their graduate students are highly encouraged.  

Please review the attached Call, and please forward to any of your colleagues you think may be interested. You are welcome to contact Guest Editor Mariela A. Rodríguez at

Should you have any other questions about the Journal, Executive Editor Carlos Nevarez may be reached at